Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The simple way to tell you out how often to swap your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results. The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home. A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters. Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or arrange an appointment with us online.